Europe laptop ban rejected

But other measures are being considered
Extending a ban on laptops, tablets and other devices larger than a mobile phone to flights from Europe to the US will not take place, following a discussion between both sides in Brussels. But other measures are reportedly being considered.
US and EU officials decided against the ban after a four-hour meeting yesterday on threats to aviation security. Intelligence sources say that a bomb could be concealed in a device. But pilots warn there is an increased fire risk if devices with lithium batteries are transported in the hold.
The BBC reports that one EU official described the Brussels briefing as vitally important. US colleagues promised the start of an era of better communication on security under President Trump.
The ban on electronics on flights from eight mostly Muslim countries (Turkey, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait) remains in place. The UK has a ban in place from six countries.


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